We all know what a life hack is—a brilliant, yet simple solution to those painfully irritating dilemmas that feel like a pain in the rear. But not every hack is created equal. You've probably heard of life-changing hacks that are surprising in their brutal simplicity, but there are also totally useless hacks and hacks that sound like a big pile of turd, for lack of a better word.

So today, we’d like to welcome you to the new era of life hacks that verge on the border of brilliance and moral deficiency. And the border is one slippery slope right there. Thanks to the social media influencer and TikToker Andrew, better known by his handle @andrewivx2.0, we now have a precious list of the most “unethical hacks” that feel both good and kinda illegal to know.

In a series of viral videos, Andrew has been sharing his ideas for unethical go-arounds and oh boy, his 2.6M followers seem to love ‘em. So let’s see how to get our lives sorted in a blessed and cursed masterclass, Andrew style.

'Don't do this': TikToker has been amusing his 2.6 followers by posting unethical life hacks

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#1

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you're trying to meet someone that's far away from you, tell them you're twice as far from them as you actually are, and offer to meet them halfway. And then you can just sit your butt down and wait for them to walk to you.

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Roger Haywood
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1 month ago

No. I'm not that much of an a**hole.

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#2

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you ever live in a city that has really expensive parking, drive your car to an automotive repair shop, then request the cheapest service they have, which is usually cheaper than parking in some major cities, you can pick it up the next day. And best of all, they give you a service and they basically guard your car from robberies.

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Kat
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1 month ago

And then thy find that some reeeally expensive part is broken and then you're broke :D

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#3

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you want to eliminate competition for a job, post a fake advertisement and push it out to all your competitors and then schedule the interview time for the same time as your real job. That way, you'll pull some people to that fake interview

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Thomas brennan
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1 month ago (edited)

Wait...so you create a fake job, presumably then you need to create a fake website, company history, maybe media coverage or a social media presence to make it look legit. A fake email address and or contact number. Then you need to somehow know who is applying to the real job. Some how push your fake job to them by paying for targeting online advertising? Or maybe unsolicited email? Then you need to also know when their real job interviews are to offer them a fake one that clashes. And then...you have to believe they won't ask to reschedule their other one (this is assuming part of your masterplan is refuse to provide another time for the fake interview). Cool hack. Might be easier just to prep for your interview...but what do I know

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Bored Panda reached out to TikToker Andrew, the creator of the humorous videos featuring the unethical life hacks. “I’m just your normal high school kid who was bored during quarantine so I decided to make a TikTok account, and my first post blew up so I decided to just keep posting,” Andrew told us.

It turns out, Andrew makes some of his viral hacks up by himself, while the rest he finds on the internet. “But I try to add my own twist to other people's idea if I see something interesting,” he added. The TikToker also said he got the idea to make videos on unethical life hacks from a Reddit thread called “Most Unethical Life Hacks.” “I thought it was so interesting I decided to make some of my own,” Andrew recounted.

#4

Unethical-Life-Hacks To get a better hotel room, make your prefix when registering "Dr." Even though you're not actually a doctor, they tend to give you a better room.

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Wubbleyew
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1 month ago

Pretty sure you'd just get the room you book and pay for...

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#5

Unethical-Life-Hacks When buying something off Craigslist, send in a bunch of fake phone calls from different phone numbers, giving super low offers. That way they think their product is useless. And when you swoop in with an even higher offer, they're guaranteed to take it.

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, can you still sleep at night if doing that?

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#6

if you don't want to make a call to someone, but you want to show a call on the record to show that you at least tried to make that call, turn your phone on airplane mode and then try to make that call. It all appear on the call record, but the call will never go through.

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a life hack for everyone. 'I called but you didn't pick up'

#7

Unethical-Life-Hacks If the neighbor's annoying kids are always being loud and playing on your yard, post a little sign saying there's a child predator that's seen nearby, then their parents will see that sign and pull them inside.

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Kate
Community Member
1 month ago

Yikes!!! 😬

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#8

If you're tired of paying for a girl's dinner at a date, just be freakin single. It worked for me.

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just like this one I heard: 'You will never get turned down...if you don't ask him/her out'

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#9

If you ever become a dictator of a small or large country, stage a fake coup. That way you can justify killing off your political enemies.

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 month ago

Great idea. I was thinking about world domination.

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#10

Always get a Visa gift card with zero dollars in it. You can always use this card to start free trials on stuff such as Amazon.

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

Not gonna work , because those free trial products usually run the card to see first if there’s $, then put it back

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#11

If you're ever shopping online and you're about to buy a bunch of stuff, add all of it to your cart and don't touch it for the rest of the day. They'll send you an email, giving you a promo code and asking you to please complete your order.

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Trond Hermansen
Community Member
1 month ago

It never happened to me and I've had plenty of baskets full of stuff hanging around on various websites.

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#12

If you ever use the service Audible, which is a free ebook reading website, tell them you're about to cancel your subscription and they'll give you a 50 percent off for the next three months.

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Oguz Apo
Community Member
1 month ago

Are they giving 50% off the free service?! 🤣

#13

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you want to get something cheap off Craigslist, make sure to search with the key terms new baby, divorce, death, something like that, because these people are usually quite desperate to get rid of their stuff in a short amount of time.

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Maisha Mir
Community Member
1 month ago

This one's kinda sad 😅

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#14

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you pop a flat tire, make sure to save it so then you can send it into your workplace when you do need a break.

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Wubbleyew
Community Member
1 month ago

Save a flat tyre? Is it meant to be take a photo and save the photo?

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#15

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you ever head into Europe from the , Canada, any of the countries that aren't from Europe, make yourself a fake student I.D. This gives you a big discount on all museums. And because you're from a different country, they can't really verify this information.

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Krank Jorum
Community Member
1 month ago

"any of the countries that aren't from Europe". Clearly written by an American.

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#16

McDonald's sometimes sells reusable soda cups. If they do, definitely buy one, you can keep it in your car and just get soda whenever the hell you feel like it.

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 month ago

This is theft.

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#17

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you're the last one onto a flight, just sit in a random first class seat. Sometimes the flight attendants will kick you off, but other times will just let you stay.

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

What? They never will. Seatlists are checked arduously for legal reasons alone!

#18

Unethical-Life-Hacks If you ever want to skip school, but the school requires that your parents have an email, go to the office and tell them your parents got a new email and then just give them a fake email that you created, hopefully in a name similar to theirs. Then you could send yourself all the emails you want excusing yourself.

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Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

In high school I used to fill out my parents forms at the beginning of the school year so the signature they had on file for my mum would match the notes I wrote excusing my absences. Worked every time.

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#19

if you ever need to mail something for a school project but you don't have stamps, make the return address the destination. You want to send it that way after they return it back to that location for not having stamps, it'll just be delivered.

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

I’ve heard of this, but would never do this, there was a lil book my coworker lent me years ago, it was called “cheaters always win” but it was about ways to beat the system or something, I lost that book, it was funny to read of all the stuff ppl would do, more unethical

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#20

According to former Target employees, if a product is less than twenty dollars and you argue with them to lower the price, they're trained to let you lower it.

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